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Tis the season for getting spoilt so whether the spoiling is for you or you're looking for that perfect Chrissie pressie, take a deep breath and slowly exhale, before following us on this magical massage ride.
This unassuming little gem is tucked away from the hubbub of Subiaco on York Street and once you’re inside you’ll see the family link to Perth luxury abode creators, Zorzi Builders, in the neat design. While the barre and pilates studios let in streams of light, the massage room at Bodyworks is tucked away in the belly of the building where you can unwind for a remedial-style massage. When your muscles are aching from barre, too many vinyasas or perhaps a spot of marathon training, this is the place to thank your body for sticking by you.
Bodhi J Health And Beauty Spa
Wembley / Perth
Bodhi J is the ultimate smooth mover when it comes to relaxation. You’re guided from reality into the twilight zone or the waiting area before the final transport into the other worldly treatment room filled with all the good things to help you peace out. When the weight of the world has you feeling like a shell of yourself, sign up for a Li’tya Marta Kodo massage which pays homage to Australian Aboriginal techniques of balancing and re-aligning energy. Smoking ceremonies begin and end the massage, essential oils are selected specifically for what your spirit requires and you’ll walk out on cloud nine.
Djurra Lifestyle Salon And Spa
Exit the hustle and bustle of Freo and immerse yourself in the natural beauty bubble of Djurra. The beautiful old building with exposed, redbrick walls and a muted grey colour palette will have you kicking off your shoes and immediately kicking into relax mode. Do yourself a favour and get the Chakra Balancing Massage, based on Ayurvedic healing principles of chakras, which connects the sub-conscious and the physical body. You’ll leave so energised, you’ll be ninja kicking your bucket list in no time.
Hidden amongst the beautiful homes of South Perth in an inconspicuous character building (a butcher in a former life), Cove Spa hosts a beauty cave of heavenly treatments. The Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi massage is a flowing style massage that feels as thought the masseuse has approximately ten hands soothing your muscles. The rhythmic movements of the massage is supposed to work with the natural flow of energy, although staying awake is the challenge as you want to soak up every blissful moment.
Onyesha Spa Pinelake
When you roll past the nearby paddocks and patches where the inner Perth farmers’ market produce actually comes from, you’ll be looking for Toto so you can whisper “we’re not in Kansas anymore.” But you won’t want hide nor hair of any CBD when you drive through the gates to Onyesha Spa Pinelake. This is the ultimate getaway location without getting too far away but still providing the holiday vibe. With lush surrounds of towering trees, beautiful gardens, lake and waterfalls, your worries melt away as you’re led to a treatment area. Any treatment here will have you leaving a new human, but my pick is the deluxe hot stone massage in the Lakeside Villa. Happy sighs.
In a sweet little house with gently creaking floorboards, the all-female team at Embody Health have a host of massage treatments to make you feel a million dollars. If you’re uncomfortable with massages that are too vigorous, try the gentle Bowen Therapy that uses gentle rolling techniques to loosen aching muscles. And ladies growing little humans in their bellies, this is the place for pregnancy massage with tables set up so you can lie of your front and therapists knowing exactly how to heal those specific niggles (I’ve been there and I feel your hip pain—run or waddle to the phone and book in ASAP).
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape
In the luxurious overhaul of the old treasury buildings amidst a ridiculously chic hotel, achingly hip bars and cafes resides the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape that is worth a visit to Como The Treasury alone. A heavy influence of Eastern techniques are present in the spa menu, so go all out and try the Indian Head Massage that targets stress relief. You may forget who you are, let alone what your stresses are, after one of these delicious treatments.
Luxe Spa On Kensington
If you haven’t yet indulged in the Indian delight of warmed oil treatment, your massage resume needs updating pronto. Luxe Spa’s Shirodhara Warmed Oil treatment features all the usual suspects of shoulders, neck, back and feet getting rubbed, before you’re transported to another world with the gentle drizzling of oil onto your ‘third eye’ or the centre of your forehead. As the oil cascades through your hair (don’t make plans for straight after, you will be a greaseball), the head massage following is otherworldly and your hair will feel luxuriously soft after washing it out.
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